IPAF Courses

The Safety Maintenance Company offer a variety of International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) courses priced from £75 to £165.The Courses available include modules 1A through to 3B, Harness training, push around vertical training along with a specific course for designed for managers. Each course takes place over the course of one day starting at 08:00 and finishing at 17:00. The courses are designed to train candidates in the use of the various categories of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs)that are in use today.

Prior to commencing the course each candidate will receive an IPAF operator’s log book; this is to log and record the various machines that will be operated on in future use. Should it be required the log book provides evidenceof the operator’s usage and experience on relevant mobile elevating work platforms. It is the responsibility of the operator to complete this log book after using any MEWPs.

During the course the candidate can expect a mix of theory and practical training. Topics covered will include Health and Safety Regulations, Identifying controls, safety devices and warning alarms, daily and routine inspections, pre use inspections and safe operating techniques. The course for managers will have more emphasis on legislation and

Study Help for High School Students

fnbdStudents at the age of high school, their bodies develop physically from being kids to being adults.

This make most students think in a different way that they never thought before, especially sexual realizations.

Most students in this age focus less in what they should study and focus more on adult matters like having sexual relationships and going to clubs, this is when they should have help for their studying matters.

Help for me was defined as someone who can listen to me – at all cases – with an open mind who can also give me some suggestions about what I should do and what I shouldn’t do in different situations.

He or she can listen to me when:

    • I am angry

    • I am confused

    • I am pissed off

    • I feel offended

    • I need to take a decision

  • Any case

That’s why I highly recommend that you join a group that has members who have similar issues like you, that you can share in it your problems. Sharing

Which Method Should You Choose To Study Accounting And Finance

dsbvdsMany people who are looking to improve their professional competency in the areas of accounting and finance can often wonder which is the best method to go about this, as there are many options today including the possibility to learn online as well as study at very prestigious universities around the world.

With this said, the options can actually be overwhelming, which can make it very difficult to make a very informed choice on what is best for a particular person. Here are a few pieces of advice to help you decide the best place to study for you, whether it is in the classroom or it is via an online training programme.

It should first be noted that some of the best accounting courses in the world actually take place in ‘red brick’ universities in global financial centres such as London, Hong Kong, Singapore and New York.

It is for this reason that each and every year many people look to the likes of London, Hong Kong and Singapore for their undergraduate degrees and master’s degrees to start very lucrative and rewarding careers in the areas

Whats the Importance of Education in the Modern World

dsvdsvWe understand the title might not sound right to some. After all, the general belief is that education is extremely important and a must in today’s world. So how can anyone even question its importance?

Well, as always, there seems to be many misconceptions about the importance of education. While everyone, ranging from the poor people living on streets to the ultra rich believes that education is a must in the modern world, many seem to be mistaking education for something that simply involves getting good grades.

A very detailed example explaining the current situation

Confused? Let us explain. Assume you’re given a book that has a lot of highly complicated and extremely difficult-to-understand information about the planets of our solar system. Though you find it extremely boring, you try reading and understanding the information simply because you’re told that you will be made to take a test and based on the results, offered a reward.

So you try your best to learn and remember as much as you can, and you perform well in the test. The reward you’re given, however, is nothing but another

No Pain No Gain Study Plan

fbsfbdsA young man walked into my office the other day with the intent to study abroad, but he had idled away his final year of high school and so could not meet the entrance requirements to study at an international university. If there is no pain, there is no gain. Getting good marks does require some effort. Here are some tips to get those high marks that will take you places:

1. Get sufficient rest, nourishment and exercise – getting proper rest, eating enough food and getting plenty of exercise will give you the energy you need to study.

2. Have a set time and place to study – if you have a set routine and a good place to study, then you will not forget to study or procrastinate. The study place should not be your bed; you will only fall asleep.

3. Plan a daily study schedule, don’t cram for exams – plan to study everyday. This will help your long-term memory and you will remember everything you need to for the exam. Cramming only lasts as long as the cram; the facts may not

How to Be Motivated to Study As a Student

fsndgnMotivation comes when you have a vision to where you want to reach in the future.

Schools made exams so that you do the least mistakes in them which will return to you having the most marks when you do the least mistakes.

Deep analyzing what you study can help you know the littlest details in your subject which will help you do the least mistakes in your exams, and to know the littlest details while studying you should be motivated to the most by having a vision you really want to reach in the future.

When I was at school, I’ve had a vision to be an engineer so that my kids will be proud of me. I imagined each and every step of the process and how my life will be when I will be an engineer so I imagined myself joining the engineering college, graduating from it and working as an engineer after graduating from college.

By having my future vision I was ready in the present to do the most effort so that I can study the littlest details in all subjects.

2 Good Study Habits

fsbfsbStudy habits are the actions you do daily to study and are also the actions you do while you are studying. This can be the time you set to study every day and how you manage other daily habits so that your results at the end of the school year satisfy you the most.

You can start a new habit right after knowing about it. The problem for most students is when they know that they should start a new habit to increase their grades, but other habits are stronger than their new habit so they keep their old habits and fail to acquire new ones. This is when they should know more about what they should change in themselves to start acquiring new habits.

What you should change in yourself to acquire new habits:

1. Honesty: you need to be honest with yourself so that you confess if you are really in need of acquiring new habits because your old ones are not working the way you want.

2. Willingness: you need willingness by doing actions for the new habit that you have felt are

How to Study Hard for Exams

dgndgnI always believed that studying hard for exams comes in the end of the year. The problem with this belief that whatever I do before exams from studying without sleeping for days, sitting for long hours or attending supportive courses for my exams were just not helping me to get the high grades I wanted.

This is when I realized that hard studying starts from the beginning of the year and not at the end of the year.

When I realized so I did the following:

1. I got the next school year’s books and read them even before the school year begun.

2. I studied the lesson of the day before I took it in its class.

3. I studied the lesson after taking it in the class

This was hard studying for me which made me get 97% grades in my last year at high school which helped me to join engineering college that I always dreamt to join.

This was my first dream that I accomplished successfully and my current dream is

The Benefit Of A Good Business Education

dgngmnFind out how a good education can help you succeed much faster.

Your business needs help to grow. All businesses need help to grow. This can be in the form of business advice, technical advice or financial advice. There are many organisations that advertise their experience in such matters and invite you to approach them. Each will have their specialist knowledge and they will all claim to want to know about your business. But how many have you approached that really just want to sell you their business? They give you generic advice rather than specifics and they try to make your business model fit around their advice or expertise rather than the other way around. There is something different out there though. Let me explain…

It’s all about you!

Imagine working with a company that knows your business inside out because they helped you to set it up, market it and grow it. Imagine being able to get specific information about how to finance it, where to market it and who to. Imagine having a mentor that was available to you to show you how

Find It in the Library

fndHave a question? Need help building a garden fence? Wondering about the Universe? While surfing the Internet is fun it can lead to multiple sidetracks and you may become lost in the magic of a million sites and resources. Your public library, on the other hand, offers personal attention and guidance as you wade through books, magazines, articles, and even venture into Internet services provided there with the focused talents of your library staff.

Librarians possess a vast knowledge of reading materials of every imaginable type. Ask librarians a question and I guarantee they will find an answer. If one does not pop up instantaneous, they will know exactly where to search. Within minutes (and sometimes seconds) you will be on your way to the outer reaches of knowledge and brilliance. Librarians are most often very friendly and helpful, acknowledging that they are public employees and that you represent the public. They know many quick and easy answers but they also love a challenge. If your book is not immediately on hand they will search the inter-library exchange or order the book and materials which will be in your

How Private Schools Can Help Your Child

gnmgfmPrivate schools are generally separated by gender, making it easier for your child to come to class without the struggle to fit in or feel accepted by the opposite sex, which keeps learning in first place. Also, having only girls or only boys helps with the development of social skills and confidence.

Incorporating Leadership

Your son or daughter will learn new and diverse skills that will help with future life decisions outside of the classroom. Having opportunities to serve in different ways will help children step out of their shells and be a part of something bigger than themselves. This aids in building confidence as well as honing skills, exercising abilities, and discovering talents.

Refreshing Retreats

Everyone knows that children struggle with being too busy, as life can become very hectic for them. Student retreats are a time to get together and take a step back from their daily agendas to get some quiet, refreshing time. Along with this, private schools generally have smaller classrooms, which can help students feel more in sync and minimize stress.

Student-to-Teacher Ratio

Private schools are known for their

How to Prepare for an Exam Fast

gmgfmgfEveryone experienced the feeling of having to prepare themselves for an exam in the shortest possible time. And they know how stressful it is. In this case, success comes if you know how to prepare in the best possible manner. What you should do is take a deep breath and come up with a plan. It is true that you have to give your best, but at the same time remember that a good plan will help you on the long-term.

Study time

Make a chart with the time you can dedicate to studying. See how much time you have available and what different responsibilities are in your hands. Then continue by calculating the number of hours that are dedicated to studying. Plan periods of study time that are no smaller than two hours. This will be more productive than long and tiring periods. And don’t forget to get breaks because without them you will lose focus and learn less than in longer sessions.


Focus on the things you know better and review prior materials. If you don’t have a lot of time, don’t expect

Public School or Private School Five Aspects to Consider

njrgtnDeciding where your children will receive their primary and secondary education is a big decision. First, parents must decide whether their children will receive a public or private education. There is much to consider. Public and private schools each offer children a well-rounded education, but there are unique advantages to each. Here are just five things parents might want to consider when making the decision between a public school and a private option for their children.

1. Class Sizes

In the classroom, the ability for teachers to give each student personalized attention is golden, particularly during early education. In a private academy, class sizes are typically substantially smaller than public institution class sizes. With small class sizes, teachers are better able to discover any potential academic problems and quickly give personalized attention to the child before he or she falls behind. Additionally, the teachers are better able to spot an academically gifted student, who will also need individualized attention to truly excel.

2. Diversity

While private academies tend to have lower class sizes, attendance at a public school offers much more diversity. Exposure to people from

Educational Problem Solving

fsnhgtjdjtA problem is ‘a situation that presents an opportunity to make a difference in making things better’ and problem solving is the process involved in the conversion of a ‘current situation’ into a ‘desirable future situation’. Any thought process that thinks about ways of increasing quality of life or avoiding a decrease in the quality of life is actually being involved in the process of ‘problem solving’.

The area broadly defined as Problem Solving usually consists of using ad hoc methods or means to find solutions to problems in a methodical and orderly manner. Examples of problem solving techniques can be taken from those related to ‘psychology’ that involves mental solving methods.

It is used in many areas and disciplines with varying perspectives and terminologies – e.g. mental process in psychology, computerized methods or processes in computer science and so on.

In education, an important goal is to teach and help students think more productively using a process of “creative thinking” and “critical thinking”. Creative Thinking refers to the generation of ideas and Critical Thinking refers to the evaluation of ideas; together the two enable the ultimate

School Lockers Are Important For Your School Environment

tjtrjteIf there are no proper storage facilities for the students, it can be extremely difficult for them to manage their belongings in the best possible way. They may frequently need to carry all of their belongings from one classroom to another, making things very tedious and tiresome for them. However, having well designed locker components makes it a lot easier for the students to manage their belongings and focus on their task at hand.

Apart from making it more convenient for the students to carry their books and other items, the storage compartments also help to keep the school environment neat and clean. Had there been no proper storage solution, the school area would have been messed up by the students who would have needed enough place to keep their goods. Hence the storage devices keep the school environment clean and help in effective management of the available space.

School storage compartments are mainly used in two areas; in the corridors as well as in the gym areas. The storage compartments that are used in the corridors are mainly used for keeping books, art equipments, electronic goods like

Learn Math And Discover The Surprising Benefits

fndgmngIt can be very intimidating for young ones to grasp the key concepts of math and develop their skills. Others even shut their minds by the mere thought of numbers. According to studies, these kinds of behavior towards learning math are developed as a result of methods grownups use in teaching their children. Attitude towards numbers plays a very vital role.

Math should be learned through series of fun and exciting activities rather than merely using pen and paper. For example, teaching numerical concepts to your 5 year old kid will be more enjoyable if you introduce counting skills through real objects he or she is more interested in as opposed to counting unfamiliar pictures of things on books.

Focus on building a solid foundation of skills and your child will surely soar on whatever endeavor he or she takes. Helping your child acquire number sense through an appealing and welcoming environment will not only allow her or him to succeed in school. There are many other surprising benefits of math.

One, boosted self-confidence.

Math is a part of life. You do math in practically everything

Bad Science The Corporate Sponsored A Z Guide

sfbvdvdAs I’ve been saying in previous articles one of my mottos in life is ‘question everything.’ When it comes to the appliance of science and scientific principles this motto should definitely be used. Don’t get me wrong, science is a wonderful thing but like many other things I realize that it can be exploited, manipulated and deliberately limited for profit and political gain when put in the hands of the few, particularly those heading greed-driven corporations…

In light of this here is my bad science corporate sponsored A-Z guide.

Absence of controls – Treatment is given to the experimental group to see if it has any significant effects compared to the untreated control group. A cardinal sin in science is an absence of controls. This occurred in a case where claims by a certain cosmetics corporation were made on an anti-wrinkle product. The claim was later invalidated because it was found that there had been no controls.

Bias – Due to conflict of interest bias has found its way into scientific research quite frequently. Misrepresented science has been covertly used for financial or personal gain…


Preparing Your Child to Go to School

fgmhmEducation is one of the most important stages in the lifetime of your child. After the parents, it is the teachers who help the child to live a good life. But the first day at school is always difficult for the child as well as the parent. While the parent is able to cope with the change of leaving his or her beloved child in order to contribute towards the betterment of their baby, children often find it difficult to adjust. However, it is important for them to get comfortable with the environment of the school in order to open their minds to the various concepts of learning:

As a parent, here is how you can help your child prepare for his or her first day at school:

Involve them in choosing the school: When you are choosing the school for your little one, make sure you are involving him or her. Simple things like being shown the school, its playground, etc. go a long way in making your child comfortable.

School shopping: Going to school also means your

Why Is School Education an Important Part of Life

gjgjmgfmSchool education is a very important and an integral part of any person’s life. Education that is gained in the school days of a student paves the way for further education. A proper school education means that a student will have a good background and a good history when he or she grows up. Education that is gained in school is vital for the well- being of a student and also advancement in life.

School is divided into different parts. These parts are primary, secondary and high school. All these parts and stages are equally important and they complement and supplement each other. The basics learnt in primary school and be utilized in secondary school and also high school. Similarly the knowledge gained in secondary school can be utilized in high school. If a person completes his school education with good grades, it means he or she has had a successful history in terms of education. Thus the road has been laid and he or she can take any direction.

The most significant thing about school is that each and every topic is taught. There is no specialization

Studies Show We are Getting Dumber

gdnjgjmtResearch suggests human intelligence has declined and that people are getting dumber. A new study shows that while technology may be getting smarter, Westerners lost 14 I.Q. points on average since the Victorian Era.

They point to a number of reasons, one of them being that women of high intelligence tend to have fewer children than do women of lower intelligence. They say, “This negative association between I.Q. and fertility has been demonstrated time and again in research over the last century.”

Now, tell us something new. Most of the time, women of high intelligence can find ways of getting an education. They know to apply for scholarships and grants and they can afford to eat nutritional foods that power the physical body. They can also afford contraceptive devices and birth control pills. And, of course, they can also afford to go to doctors for these prescriptions.

If the researchers had tied the I.Q. findings to the poverty level, that would be more understandable. The poverty level forces people to choose between paying for housing and food and getting good medical care. How can you study